As dentistry's premier philanthropic and charitable organization, the ADA Foundation is a catalyst for uniting people and organizations to make a difference through better oral health.
- Announcements: ADAF Emergency Disaster Grant Program (link)
- ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile® Gala (link)
The ADA Foundation's Samuel D. Harris Fund for Children's Dental Health grant application is available now. Applications must be received by the ADA Foundation no later than Monday, June 10. Read more.
The ADA Foundation has announced the winner of the 2012 E. "Bud" Tarrson Dental School Student Community Research Award: UCSF School of Dentistry. Read more.
2012 Dr. Thomas J. Zwemer Award
The ADA Foundation has announced the winner of the 2012 Dr. Thomas J. Zwemer Award: Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. Read more.
2012 Predoctoral Dental Student Scholarships
The winners of the 2012 ADAF Predoctoral Dental Student Scholarships and Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarships have been announced. Read more.
ADAF Emergency Disaster Grant Program
Purpose: The purpose of the ADA Foundation Emergency Disaster Grant Program is to provide a small measure of immediate financial assistance to eligible dentists (as defined in these guidelines) who are victims of a disaster. A disaster is defined as a "sudden occurrence which inflicts widespread catastrophic damage to a large geographic area and/or which generally affects a large number of individuals." Disasters can be both natural and caused by human conduct. Examples include, but are not necessarily limited to: civil disorders (excluding acts of war), explosions, fires, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, tidal waves, wildfires, hurricanes, ice storms, and similar natural disasters.
Eligibility Requirements: Any dentist who is a victim of a disaster may apply to the ADA Foundation for a grant.
The ADA Annual Session exhibit hall will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, so the placement of the GKAS Gala is now on a key night. We hope you can attend!
The ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile 10th Anniversary Gala was a great success. You may recall that the ticket price was $250, with $100 of that being a charitable donation to Give Kids A Smile (GKAS). With the help of nearly 600 attendees and support from our corporate sponsors, the ADA Foundation was able to generate total revenue (in excess of expenses) of approximately $82,000. In addition, $100,000 that had been designated by the GKAS Advisory Committee to support the Gala was not needed for the event. This brings the total economic benefit to support the GKAS program to $182,000. These dollars will go directly to support Give Kids A Smile programs nationwide. Thanks to all of you who were involved in making the 2012 event successful.
Tickets will once again be $250 with $100 benefitting GKAS, and they will be available for purchase through the Annual Session registration system at ADA.org/session. Or, call the ADA Foundation at 312.440.2547 for more information.